Insight, News, and Opinion by Nick Abramo
  • June 20, 2021

Nick Abramo

Kahuku Fans Are Adamant About Keeping The Polynesian Mascot And

If anyone is wondering, Kahuku fans are up in arms about a recommendation by the Department of Education to rid the Polynesian mascot and tomahawk chop from their identity. In recent weeks, Kahuku principal Donna Lindsey sent a letter to the school community, saying that the school would acquiesce to that particular guidance by the […]Read More

This Forum Gives Me A Chance To Tell The World

My mom, wow. What a strong woman. Born Geraldine Marie Aucoin in 1920, she lost her husband (my father) when she was 48 and then she lost a daughter (my sister) when she was almost 56. Six years later, she was the victim of an assault, and fortunately, the assailant received a 20-year prison sentence. […]Read More

Opinion: Kahuku Will Get To Keep ‘Red Raiders’ Name, But

Editor’s note: The following story is opinion in nature, but it is based on facts and knowledge of the behind-the-scenes work by government officials and other entities and stakeholders. — Some people’s gravestones in the Kahuku area are inscribed with the words “Red Raider For Life.” Other Kahuku High graduates, athletes or sports fans who […]Read More

Hawaii Roars Back To Oust Visiting New Mexico 39-33 In

It looked bleak in the early going for Hawaii in its football home opener Saturday night at Aloha Stadium. But the Rainbow Warriors shook it off and stormed back in the second half for a 39-33 victory against Mountain West Conference rival New Mexico. There were zero fans in the stands due to COVID-19 restrictions. […]Read More

BREAKING: Hawaii 39, New Mexico 33 (FINAL)

—– Editor’s note: Look for a more in-depth game story later Saturday night at —– In front of zero fans due to COVID-19 restrictions, Hawaii won its football home opener 39-33 over Mountain West Conference opponent New Mexico on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium. Calvin Turner, a quarterback turned receiver, made a 64-yard TD catch and […]Read More

Hawaii Is Among Only Five States With 2020 High School

The Hawaii High School Athletic Association has officially asked the Department of Health for permission to start sports workouts in early December. If (and only IF) the go-ahead is granted by the DOH, sports around the state will be held in two abbreviated seasons — January to March, and March to May. An answer may […]Read More